8 days in France & Brussels Itinerary

8 days in France & Brussels Itinerary

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8 days in France & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Versailles, France
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rennes, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
End: Paris, France

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Montmartre are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, wander the streets of Trocadero, and stroll through Île de la Cité.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online travel route planner .

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In November, daytime highs in Paris are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 1st (Sun), see the interesting displays at MOOF Museum and then contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brussels journey builder website .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

few
hours
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palace of Versailles. On the 2nd (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Versailles trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Versailles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Versailles are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rennes.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Rennes, France

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Explore hidden gems such as Promenade du Clair de Lune and Centre Historique de Rennes. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Suscinio and Chemin de Ronde. Get out of town with these interesting Rennes side-trips: Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Le Grand Be (in Saint-Malo). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Old City Walls of Vannes, see the interesting displays at Les Champs Libres, don't miss a visit to Place de la Mairie, and admire the natural beauty at Palais Saint-Georges.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rennes planner .

You can take a train from Versailles to Rennes in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Rennes are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vannes, Chateau de Suscinio, Promenade du Clair de Lune, Le Grand Be, Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre
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Cathedrale Saint-Pierre ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
Chateau de Suscinio ©
Chateau de Suscinio

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